From Latin recēnsiō (“enumeration; review; reassessment”), from recēnseō (“to count, reckon; to examine, review; to go over, revise”), from re- (“prefix meaning ‘again’”) (from Proto-Italic *wre (“again”); further etymology uncertain) + cēnseō (“to give an opinion; to suppose, think; to assess”) (ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ḱn̥seh₁-, *ḱn̥seye- (“to announce”)).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈsɛnʃ(ə)n/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɹəˈsɛn(t)ʃ(ə)n/
- Rhymes: -ɛnʃən
- Hyphenation: re‧cens‧ion
recension (plural recensions)
- A critical revision of a text.
- A text established by critical revision.
- A family of manuscripts which share similar traits; the variety of a language which is used in such manuscripts.
The existence of two major literary centres in the First Bulgarian Empire led to the emergence of two recensions of Old Church Slavonic: the Bulgarian Recension and the Macedonian Recension.
The Russian recension of Old Church Slavonic emerged after the 10th century and was characterized by the substitution of /u/ for the nasal sound /õ/.
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